The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Creative Discussions > Game Development > Pokémon Essentials
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Pokémon Essentials All questions and discussion about Pokémon Essentials, the Pokémon game kit for RPG Maker XP, go in here. Also contains links to the latest downloads and the Essentials Wiki.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old August 8th, 2013, 01:18 AM
Larryturbo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
I've got a 1,5 gb file what do I do to compress it. The size is because of the animated sprites and the music.There is another thread with a similar question but it hasn't been answered.
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old August 8th, 2013, 04:39 AM
Pia Carrot's Avatar
Pia Carrot
Gen II Hacker | PHO Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
You can try removing the audio folder and then compress it. I guarantee that's where that size came from. However, I recommend you downgrade your music or use MIDIs, as that is a ridiculous size for something that could use an installer.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old August 8th, 2013, 05:57 AM
Larryturbo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
My Audio file is 601 mb.I don't think that's enough.
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old August 8th, 2013, 06:35 AM
Pia Carrot's Avatar
Pia Carrot
Gen II Hacker | PHO Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant

Animated battlers, any kind of GIF is probably taking up space too. They won't compress well anyway so I suggest you re-add them after compression.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old August 8th, 2013, 08:26 AM
Larryturbo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
Do I remove it completely and add it afterwards or do I compress it with the normal ones and just replace it after it's done.

How can I focus with Mega evolutions dammit!
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old August 8th, 2013, 09:00 AM
Pia Carrot's Avatar
Pia Carrot
Gen II Hacker | PHO Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Remove it completely, then compress and re-add.

You must be using some really High Quality graphics for that kind of filesize. Another way to lower filesize is to index tiles (lower color count). You can do this with a program called irfanview.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old August 8th, 2013, 09:07 AM
Larryturbo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
How can it not be that big with 649x4+forms gifs.

Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old August 8th, 2013, 09:29 AM
Pia Carrot's Avatar
Pia Carrot
Gen II Hacker | PHO Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larryturbo View Post
How can it not be that big with 649x4+forms gifs.

Thanks for the help.
This is why while BW graphics are pretty and all, they are not ideal for an RPG Maker Game...lol.
There's no good way to compress .gif files, the reasons ROMs are so small is because they use an animation engine to animate the Pokémon with the sprites split into parts.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old August 8th, 2013, 01:02 PM
tImE's Avatar
tImE
It's still me, 44tim44 ;)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Somewhere in Scandinavia...
Age: 19
Nature: Relaxed
Like Evil Arms said, try to index the colors with Irfanview or Photoshop.
That is probably the best way to save space.
Otherwise, you'll just have to live with the big file size.
I don't really care if it's a big file size when I download a game.

One question though: Are you really going to feature all 649 Pokémon in your game?
It's REALLY hard to have all 649 Pokémon available in a game without having multiple regions.
Wouldn't it be better to make a custom Pokédex with your favorite Pokémon from all generations? That way you could lower the amount of images by 60-75%.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old August 9th, 2013, 05:49 AM
Larryturbo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
A have a battle tower I need all the pokemon.
Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old August 11th, 2013, 08:18 AM
FL's Avatar
FL
Pokémon Island Creator
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Gender: Male
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larryturbo View Post
A have a battle tower I need all the pokemon.
Did you noticed that Battle Tower have only teams with Kanto/Johto/Hoenn pokémon? So, only the 386 first ones.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.